What Thomas Friedman means when he says “The world is flat.”

On YouTube we can find a lot of useful clips which add information to what we discuss in class. The title of Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” seems to be confusing at first glance. Several interpretations apply. Listen to what the author has to say in this video. What do you think of what […]

The End of Poverty

There is a great new documentary which hopefully will make it to our cinemas. As the headline of this post already suggests it’s about globalization and the question why – with all that wealth accumulating – is there still poverty?

Watch the trailer here:

If you go to the homepage of “The End of […]

A New Berlin Wall ?

This post I came across in a really interesting blog, which I would like to recommend to you. It offers you some new material on immigration in general and in particular on the Mexican-US-border (“The Tortilla Curtain” / T.C. Boyle) . At the same time it makes it easy for you to repeat some of […]